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  CSPAN    Key Capitol Hill Hearings    Series/Special. Speeches from policy makers  
   and coverage from around the country. (Stereo)  

    November 28, 2013
    6:00 - 7:01am EST  

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shirley chisholm. she ran up to shirley chisholm and said, wow, i'm impressed with you and i want to work on your campaign. she said, you're going to have to vote for -- first and let's get signed up. that modeling is very important. carrie lee, i wonder if you could speak to what makes sense. it is not out here, it is appeared that we feel more in >>ne. i think that our generation of leaders and the generation right below us, we have to be aware of the fact that we can change all of this and this is really our responsibility. we have a lot of young people out there in the audience and i urge you to reach out and create
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those relationships with women who are one or two steps beyond. we need to be really conscious about how we mentor people and the kind of encouragement that we get. so many of the studies around women are concerns about the coming political and they focus on the fundamental sense that they are not qualified and they do not know enough yet. the need to be more well- qualified than the male candidate would require from himself. people like us and others in the audience would feel more confident. we would be put into contact with that network and could raise that money. >> how do you do it? >> i was blessed to have wonderful mentors and everyone here knows that the most
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important mentor was mitt romney, who supported my career and amy responsibilities as lieutenant governor. i used to attend the governor's council once a week. that was my responsibility. i had a governor who gave me as much responsibility as i could possibly have and did not even want all stop i learned to love them. that is how you grow. >> when the opportunity to put my hat in the ring as ambassador came along, i was because of pat schroeder, who was the congresswoman in denver. she said, i'm going to washington and i am going to work on welfare reform. she said, stay out of washington. it is going to be a wash with democrats who want -- it is going to be filled with
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democrats who want to work on welfare reform. i gave a bank -- you know about pat schroeder, i was the wealthiest person in her district and she never asked for a cent. i said, i am so rich and people will think that if i have an ambassadorship and given obscene amount of money to the clinton campaign, they will think that i bought my way in and it is because of my money. pat looked at me and said, they already think that about everything else you do. get over it. just get over it. this is something that you should do. wow, boy, is that strange. >> that is part of the change.
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pat schroeder had many campaigns and had to run against the democrat because she was not the person at the party thought would win. she won reelection by creating her own force and going door to door. even after she was elected in her first term, the party still put somebody up against her as an incumbent. so, you know, we need, in many cases, to do it through neighborhood movement groups and not necessarily the party. >> this is always a sensitive topic when you talk to women in business or in high-power positions. i was moderating a panel with the former governor of texas, ann richards. we talked about women in
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politics and she said that what stops women is the inability to embrace the personal and political power. i'm interested. she said, there is this "i don't want to seem ambitious" thing. >> there is a bit of a dance there. as i said earlier, is a struggle for women to have their own power. i think entitlement has a negative connotation and the goal is for girls and women to operate with a better sense of entitlement and say that they are deserving and the opportunity. that they are qualified. there are all these other nagging insecurities and doubts. the data says it takes seven people to convince a woman to run for office. how many does it take for a man?
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[laughter]. >> it is not a joke. so -- everyone can say that i was recruited to run for office and that was the case for most women. i was not calculating my political ascension. i had been a to senator john kerry for 11 years and then was enjoying being "the person behind the person." prior to my election, there had never been a person of color on the council. >> how many people did it take to convince you? >> more than seven. more than seven. it seems herculean and boston is a parochial town. i had attended boston university
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and worked for kennedy and kerry. i was seen as an outsider and it is a difficult tribe to break into. if i can be frank, the reason it took that long for a woman to get elected despite the great progress was that there was a question on whether or not a black woman could represent the [applause]y of boston. >> anybody else want to speak to that? >> i do not think we should blame ourselves so much -- we have to get out and support ourselves out of it. that is what psychologists call internalized depression. half of the human race would not have been in the situation that
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it is now if we did not come to believe -- and the same thing happens with race, class, sexuality -- it is internalizing a lesser feeling. that is why we need each other and need to support each other out of that. it is not just that women lack confidence. there has been a lot of effort in making us black confidence -- lack confidence. >> i looked at 13 countries and [applause] i did all of these interviews in these 13 countries. and -- number one, when i would say, why are the numbers so low in your parliament? they would say, well, and our culture -- in our culture. you look deeper and see all sorts of impediments.
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the nonprofit world, and huge numbers, 80%, 85%, 90%. the women felt that the political world was a man's space and rightfully so. there were so many barriers. in most countries, you vote for the party. i remove her one-woman in bosnia who said, when i left my home, i was number seven on the list. when i got to the capital, i was number 17.
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only 15 won the seats. >> also, we have to challenge those terms and, in a real way, what happens to me is politics what happens to men is politics and what happens to women is culture. that is another way to keep us from changing. >> exactly. >> what comes up for women who are elected is the gender attacks that happen that are vicious and our ongoing. -- are ongoing. i can in the attacks directed at the women on the stage. here's a quote from nancy pelosi. i am probably the most reviled woman in america. they leave the people who are
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not effective along. if women -- alone. if women can come forward, we need them to do that. she goes on to say that when of the big blockages are, in her opinion, is that they are stopping women from proceeding on and engaging in politics. she says there is a lack of civility. what you say to a woman who is on the outside and saying, you know, i can do some thing else with my time and have other people have names thrown at them. >> this is an issue that we come together on. as long as republican women tolerate any kind of attack on
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democratic women or democratic women tolerate attacks on republican women and, you know, think about the lightning rod that sarah palin and hillary clinton have been. think about, if we tolerate any of those attacks, we will never get past this. we cannot get past this. so, and that is why i am here today.[applause] i want to model that behavior for people and say, we need to reach out across the aisle on these issues. whether it is criticisms based on gender or these impediments that we all share as women getting into the process. in particular, these kind of attacks, we need, as women, to say that that is unacceptable
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and is always unacceptable. if we do that and stand together, it will go away and it will become not politically correct. as long as we still laugh at one or the other, we are lost. we are all lost and we are hurting ourselves we do that. if you can take away one message from me today, that would be my message. you can never attack another woman who is in politics. >> this is what we are talking about, people. when i say gender attacks, i mean attacks. what do you say? >> i just want to say that there
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are a lot of organizations -- i guess they are women's organization -- that are devoted to doing what you say and one of them is the women's media center. >> that started with jane fonda. >> it started with jane fonda. i think that we have places to turn where we underline each other's research. your research is so important. it turns out to be parallel to the research about bullying and it is the same principle. how important it is that bystanders object and that the person, themselves, stands up for themselves. the standards are really different. for a man to be called ruthless, yes to takeover a another country or a job.
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for a woman to be called ruthless, she has only to put you on hold. >> right.[laughter] i would just say that that is the challenge. the gender-based attacks are very real and demonstrative. it is these moments that you are referencing that people are not as privy to. i work in a place that deals with complicated social ills. the thing that people always say is, i just want you to smile more. it seems to me that that is one of those examples. it is not my job to be a cheerleader. i am not sally sunshine all the time. there are cultural biases and an
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expectation when tackling complicated issues. we will not smile all the time. we have so much more work to do when it comes to parity in government. every woman is breaking new ground are breaking a ceiling. there is a tendency to treat that woman as an anomaly feminist victory and as an outlier. and this has everything to do with people wanting somebody who has a powerful message and a good campaign. people are quick to marginalize the success and exoticize it. >> how you deal with the questions? a great quote from blanche
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lincoln who said, i can talk about whatever issue i want to talk about but, if i run in my pantyhose, nobody hears what i am saying. this is one of the challenges. >> comment on my parents, i comment on theirs. it's not like we are bad things about each other. they are startled that i would define how he physically looks. when they call you ruthless, say "thank you." [laughter] [applause] >> the conversation has to be about who is in the pipeline.
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how do you keep people in the pipeline? >> can i just say, has anybody ever heard of men trying to fill a pipeline? is not that i do not believe that there has to be a pipeline but, again, i would question this notion. it is just like culture. culture is how we behave and it changes. >> would you say that the old boys network is the pipeline? >> steve jobs was not in the pipeline. >> he started his thing with his friend in the garage. you know -- >> i don't think that there are endless -- and i think that we do need them -- endless training programs to get that pipeline.
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will they run for school board and will they run for city council? we have all these tiered -- by the time that they get to the senate, they have been through so many layers and they are much older than the men. they have fewer terms and they will have less seniority. in a sense, that is a real hold back. we have to get women to think beyond -- and you hear them say all the time, i do not really know what i need to know about running for congress and i want to get some experience to work my way up. >> you have done the reporting. the other part for young woman
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as their making decisions is, "i want a family and i want to do something else first. then, i will come to this." [laughter] >> that is why we need men in the pipeline to be parents. [applause] >> i would say that that is fine and women to do a whole lot of different things during the course of their life. you don't have to be political when you are very young. the first thing i did was join now in 1973 and my parents were not so pleased. i took a big hiatus from local activity between 20 and 38. i was not politically involved. i voted. i was not an activist.
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i finished my education and i worked in a nonprofit. i did all kinds of things. i was not politically active. it was not until i was 38 that i felt like my children were old enough and i was ready. i was passionate about talking about criminal justice issues and was effective in changing my current position. i was a consultant for the department of justice and writing reports and articles about the messy violence, child abuse, drugs, and gangs. i was not getting anywhere and nobody was listening. it was frustrating. i was old enough and my kids were old enough. i know enough to really make a difference. i do not know that you really have to -- i do not think you have to start on day one and keep going. you have different phases in your life. >> we ought to be able to do exactly what you did or what schroeder did when she came on the floor of congress.
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she said i have a womb and a brain and i'm going to use both. thank you very much. [laughter] it would be much easier, you know, -- not just easier, that is too small a word -- kids need to see nurturing and loving fathers to know that that is possible. needless to say, if you are not the only advanced democracy with no advanced system of child care that affects everybody -- i think we try to solve this problem in a vacuum.[applause] >> i would add that we are speaking in broad terms and very often, men are seen as running on a resume and women are seen as running on emission.
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-- a mission. if they are, as am i, single and unmarried, there's a tabulation about the narrative that they need to develop in order to engage and earn the support of the electorate. i want to challenge us to be receptive to diversity in the family model and life experience, as well. [applause] this is, you know, you are no less of a mother if you are a stepmother and you are no less of a woman if you are not a mother. i cannot tell you how many times, when i was running the first time, it will wash and what my commitment to children in the public school system would be the guys i did not have any children in the public school system.
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i do not feel less of a burden to those children because i did not biologically bear them. [applause] i can assure you that i was the only woman in the 15 candidates who was asked repeatedly if i was married. finally, i came up with the answer of, i am married to my job and you can be my baby. [laughter] i hope that legitimizes me as a woman. boaters are intolerant of a diversity narrative when it comes to female candidates. we have to challenge ourselves to do better. >> with sarah palin was first announced and came out, when the first questions asked of her was, who is going to take care of your children? these are national correspondents.
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>> gloria said something at lunch about someone in the movement. >> i was talking about my partner. flo kennedy. we were lecturing at a time when a white woman and a black woman together was so is our that people would ask if we were lesbians. flo would say, "are you the alternative?" [applause] [laughter] >> this is about women becoming political. each of you have told your
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stories about how you became interested. i wonder if you could share the moment, if there was a single moment, when you had accomplished something in your political career and you felt it. like, wow, if it were not for me, x would not be happening right now. we talked about the negativity, but i want to talk about the positive. >> yeah. it is hard, you worked, and worked, and worked. the undersecretary of state for global affairs sent out a cable, that means a telegram, that said, should we include the report on the status of women in the human rights report that congress requires the state department and each country.
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i looked at the responses to him. it was things like, -- from different ambassadors -- our embassy is so stretched and we do not have the people power. another said, women can walk around at midnight and it is not an issue. another said, to include the status of women would be to trivialize the human rights reports. and then i got mad. and then i got mad. i said to cancel the next three meetings and i sat there and typed. beijing had just happened. i did this cable from hell. tim told me that everybody went from his office to a retreat. he got there and he read it.
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he took it to the retreat. they had decided not to include women in the human rights report. he read out loud. since that year and for ever, the status of human rights for women is included in that report. [applause] >> what a moment! >> it would have to be the passage of melanie's law. how many of you know what the law is? is the change in the drunk driving laws that we accomplished in 2005. for many years, every year, the mothers against drunk driving gave massachusetts a "f" on our laws. we have personal injury lawyers in our legislature and they refuse to have any changes that would cut off the cash cow of
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all these people who drink, drive, get arrested, and get off. they're are numerous people who've been arrested for drunk driving 10, 12 times in a row. they are time bombs waiting to go off and we have 200 people a year getting killed by drunk drivers. think about that. over 200 people a year. many more are being injured by drunk drivers. you'd think about the misery caused by that problem and it touches thousands and thousands across the commonwealth each year. we have never change the laws to make them stricter. i finally met an amazing family. their daughter, melody, was a 13-year-old girl who got run over by a drunk driver in. daylight when she was coming back from a birthday party as a cheerleader.
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she was a lovely and sweet young girl. she was there young child. a woman had too many drinks at lunch and was a repeat drunk driver. she ran her over and killed her. the family, instead of pulling into themselves and becoming overwrought by it, they wanted to change the law. i took the energy and my office and the people around me decided to go and visit every single legislator that would see us to get the law out there. we pounded and pounded and pounded. there was opposition from the legislature and a got stopped in committee and watered-down. they would send us a version that was named the same and did not change anything. we had to go back and eventually, we created enough of a public platform around it that various newspapers started
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getting interested. legislatures -- legislators started highlighting the fact that beautiful young people were being killed on the roads. after a bloody fight any legislator -- legislature, we got this passed and it was a wonderful feeling. [applause] >> it is hard to pick. i am the volunteer person and not the person out there. it is when i see -- i remember seeing and richards and the governor's office and seeing her sitting behind that desk after all the work. i was just -- i was so -- i could not believe it. walking through the streets with
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bella, people were hanging out of trucks and saying, give them hell, bella. the one that was the most rewarding was the -- was when shirley chisholm was running for president. she was voted out of the primary debates and was not allowed in the primary debates. there was only one day to put her positions and her words into a speech that was her one national speech on television. i did that. >> oh really? >> i did that. i sat there in my living room watching her on television. >> wow. [applause] that is great.
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that is great. >> before you speak, let me tell people who are lining up at the microphone to ask questions. >> this is the most rewarding thing i could ever do in my life. i think one of the most gratifying moments is was after a three-year sojourn and a broad coalition of advocates at the municipal level that finally, a comprehensive sex education curriculum will be part of the wellness policy for boston public schools. i am especially proud of that [applause] i am especially proud of that because these are the issues that people considered to be "third rail." when you talk about a curriculum that goes beyond abstinence and increases access to condoms, no
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one is asking you to go there. i am humbled to be elected official. beyond electoral victories, what i want is to play part in a moral victory. access to this information inside our schools was ad hoc. now, will close the disparity gap and set our people on a pathway to make informed and healthy choices. i am proud of that. [applause] >> there are two microphones in the aisles. ask your question. we do not want your comment. we want your question. >> i have a question from twitter. the first question -- she has a two-parter.
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can you please run for president? [applause] and, the second part, had we engage those who do not see politics as affecting them question mark -- them? >> we have to trace each issue, you know -- i mean, how many kids are there who are graduating in debt? the main reason they are graduating in debt is because state legislatures have defunded universities and build prisons instead. this is affecting everybody. we have to take the issues -- issues are a bad word -- the hopes, the dreams, the daily concerns, the problems.
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we have to increase them. >> we have to have civics education. [applause] i think that we need to bridge actuate -- perpetuates and cultivates -- perpetuate and cultivate. does anybody care about creating good citizens? you cannot wait until they are 18 and think that they will spontaneously combust and care about government. we need to build that relationship earlier. [applause] >> i had a question. i am from texas. i was wondering if you could speak, gloria, to the fact that texas was the first date to adopt the equal rights amendment and you had a coalition of women who attacked women.
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that is why it did not succeed. and richards -- ann richard was elected in 1990 and wendy davis does not have a chance. >> is not a straight line of progress -- it is not a straight line of progress. it is a surgical ward it and a backlash -- surge forward and a backlash, if we did not have a frontlash, we would not have a backlash. they had women out here it was the insurance
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company that defeated it. it was actually a financial interest, as you described with your legislature in the case of that law, the most common occupation of a legislate for is insurance.-- of a state legislator is insurance agent becauseis the last industry that isregulated state-by-state, instead of federal. >> we had and richards -- ann richards. i can talk like this if we have to. we had richards and hutchison. don't forget that there was a top-level person as a woman. now, i think if you look at the research that we have done, is interesting to see -- if you ask
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people if it is important to them to have a woman, the percentage of hispanics and blacks is much higher, men and women, in those minority communities say that it is important. wendy davis will be determined by the turnout in those communities. not because, necessarily, they are democratic. but, because those two, african- american and hispanics, and much higher percentages, say it is better to have a woman in office. i think that outsiders tend to support outsiders, anyway. -- in a way. >> senator warren's mentor any
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senate is bob corker from tennessee. what would you say is the role that men play in how women become political? >> that was the point that i was making and i did not close that comment properly. it is important that men mentor women, as well. they have a critically important role to play it does, in many cases, women do not have role models in the positions that they need to travel. if you need to go in a place where no woman has gone before, you need male mentors to get their. -- there. we need to talk about the importance of mentoring women. >> hello. it is truly inspirational to be in front of you today. i'm the student government
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president for college. [applause] i wondered that if you are in college today, i'm sure that was not long ago, what would you be doing to have more equal pay for women? what can we today as college students? >> asking for it.[laughter] i mean, it is true that sometimes we are so grateful to get a job, a summer job, a part- time job, it is asking for it and the most mega-form is to point out how important it is. if women were paid equal he to the man -- equally to the men, there'll be $200 billion more in
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economy every year and that would be a greatest economic stimulus to this country. much better than giving it to the banks. we will not put a swiss bank account. we will spend it and create jobs. to do the micro and the macro at the same time. >> i should add that edward murphy was in this audience.-- evelyn murphy was in the audience. what are the key points is that women do not negotiate and they just accept whatever is offered to them. at a something that has to change. -- that is something that has to change. simmons is one of the top negotiators for women. [applause] >> this is for all of you. what advice would you give to young girls to help them repair to contribute to the world?
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>> i have something. the head of girl scouts is here and i learned that in eastern massachusetts, there are 40,000 girl scouts and there are 12,000 people working with them. that is almost 60,000 people strong. what a force! i would say to every girl, join that force. [applause] >> the girl scouts. >> i was a girl scout. >> i was a girl scout. >> were you a girl scout? >> i don't want to brag, but i still more cookies. -- sold more cookies.[laughter]
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>> a few things involving women are practical, productive, and indecisive. what are the things that i have done through my young adult life is be more decisive and stand firm for what i believe in. i learned about a topic in college, the gray area between right and wrong, left and right. coming upon that realization, i realized that i, myself, am a bisexual woman. [applause] i have looked ahead to become more political. the pushback that i get is that, you do not understand your place, left or right, right or wrong, men or women.
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how do we, as women, were thoughtful, try to take in as many opinions as possible, try to survey the land, had we stand firm in these decisions that we make we are often pushed to choose a side? i am also registered as an independent. as you can see, i struggle with how i can make a stand in the world and feel it there is no place. >> we spoke about the liabilities in being a woman. the point that you are raising is not a liability. it is one of the innate and intrinsic assets of being a woman. we are deliberate, thoughtful, we consider the cumulative -- sort of all of our experiences and apply that to the situation.
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what is right is your personal truth. if you say that you care more about electoral victories than a moral victory, the fact that i fought for increased access to condoms, for many people that is not moral. i had to stay true and on that. -- own that. there are many who sure that truth and will coalesce around you. i challenge you to recognize that is a male-dominated culture and we should not feel pressured to contribute in the same way that men do. we should not try to assimilate and all and how they lead. that is what is -- and own how they lead. that is what is different about us. [applause] >> if you look at our political
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discourse, there is so much polarization. people are sure that they are right on both sides and our political discourse would be balanced by people like you, who see truth in both sides and people like you can build the bridges that we need. [applause] >> thank you. that was the right answer. >> thank you. we are coming to the end. >> all right. the question i have for you is, --know the lawyer was talking gloria was talkingabout operating at a macro and micro level at the same time. my personal level, something that i find difficult, what about what i want to see in the world and how to find my place, i trace the micro to the macro and he gets overwhelming to talk to tweak them and see where my place is where i can add
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leverage to operate at the micro level. i wonder if any of you have thoughts on that? >> the little picture is the building block. many philosophers have failed because they thought the end justifies the means. in fact, the means are the ends. the kinds ofmeans we choose our the end we achieve. i find it helpful to think about that. to live in the present and say, let's behave as if everything we do matters and let's instill our thates and everything we do. is the way we will get to the macro. >> i wish we would require that anyone in a policy-making position would have to of had
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grassroots experiences. we have no right to be making policies for people we have not worked with and lived with. [applause] >> let me apologize. you are the last question from the audience. thank you -- >> thank you. i can attest to being told to smile more and i'm an outsider to the boston political world. how do you think we can change the political landscape in boston to increase political power to other minority groups? i think it is a problem. >> that is a big, big question. it is a big question. the simple answer is
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demonstrated in your proud example right here. you cannot change laws until you change people's minds. the benefit of the power and diversity is to shift and elevate the discourse and the dialogue. everyone benefits from that. what is getting in the way -- sometimes we get in our own way, let me just say that -- is the stereotype of candidates, neighborhoods, and voters. we have to stop that. when i ran the first time, again, people cap recycling my political resume and who i work for.
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they didn't want me to tell the story of being raised by a single parent. they did not want me to talk about being a survivor of sexual violence and abuse. they felt that to the electorate, i would stereotype and pigeonhole myself. my story is a normal life story for many people. they make an assumption of who that story will resonate with. you can change minds when you have a diversity of perspective and we challenge all of ourselves collectively to not stereotype. >> thank you. [applause] >> i'm would ask you to thank our panel and we have one more
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thing. we are going to thank them now. [applause] thank you. thank you, panel. >> stand up. >> wow! >> goodness gracious! [applause] >> pretty amazing. >> it has been a rich and textured dialogue. we will bring it to a close with a woman who is become become and that would be with some parting words from the president of the massachusetts senate, the first woman ever to hold that position. [applause]
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>> wow, what an honor to be here this evening. gloria, i have followed you this entire career.you have been my mentor. we have had some important discussions from inspirational leaders. politics affects everything. that's why i'm honored to be here to address you tonight area who was at the table is so important. in my career and many of the people sitting here, i have frequently been the only woman at the table and now i am head of the table. [laughter] [applause] i brought an awful lot of other women to that table. enter first decided to politics years ago, it was one
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of the hardest choices i ever made with so many challenges along the way. i was recently divorced mother of a 16-year-old. i had been asked many times to run for office. i said i could not afford it. the time away from my daughter. as you here tonight, women still face these challenges. women are often considered to be too emotional and not good candidates for public office. i don't have a problem having a tear in my eye when something affects me. women are too weak and won't be able to make the tough decisions. take a look at some of the decisions i have made. in a nutshell, women are held to a different standard than men even in 2013. this is not ok. this is what i have been fighting against my entire career. i know quite well what it is like to be the only woman at the table and it's very difficult. i will admit i was hesitant to run for office myself until i decided it was time for a change. -- sworns first sort
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into the senate in 1993, i was only the 16th woman ever elected to the massachusetts senate since 1790. pretty disgusting, isn't it? resident oflected in 2007,e in 12,007 -- i was the first woman elected to lead a legislative audit massachusetts. [applause] today only about 25% of our legislature consists of women and and the senate, the number has only grown to 13 and this is not just a problem in massachusetts. only about 18% of the 535 seats in congress are made up of women. there is not enough progress and we need to do everything we can to encourage and support women who have dreams for running for office. those of us who are female
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legislators have to set an example for future generations of women by showing them it can be done. when i was head of the municipal women's project for equal pay for it will work, i always said, and i say today -- when you go through the door that some of the people here pushed open, don't close it behind you. keep it open. [applause] is-women deserve to be in office. it's not because of the fact that their women but that they are just as qualified and hard- working as men. too many young women don't feel they have enough credentials to run. you heard that tonight and therefore resign themselves to be content in the background, often behind man. several women achieved the level of public office have begun their careers later in life, perhaps later than they would have liked. many more women will not take the initiative to run unless they are directly asked to many times. consider this -- my official
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request to you -- we need you to get involved. work the candidates, support a woman candidate, be a woman candidate, run for school committee, run for selectmen, run for mayor, act locally, act nationally, call your presented it, senator, or u.s. congressperson. weigh in on issues of concern -- all issues are women's issues. the time to make the decision to get involved is not in a few months or years but now. women make up over 52%. -- itd to have shirts says women hold up 52% of the sky because we do. lead the turn to cities and towns for it it's our turn to leave the state and the nation. it is your turn to do it now. well behaved women rarely make history. [applause] get out there and miss behave.
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